My daughter and I arrived home safely on Thursday night and have had a chance to unpack, sleep in our own beds and download our many photos. Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands were a wonderful experience for both of us. Your country is beautiful, the people were very friendly and the islands were amazing.
The services provided by Rent4wd allowed us to see Ecuador in a way that was tailored just to our needs and values. We spent 6 days enjoying the scenery, visiting the national parks, wandering through the handicraft markets and getting to know the people in a way that we couldn’t have done if we were on a traditional tour. Fernando Santiana, our driver/guide in Northern Ecuador, was amazing and treated my daughter and I like we were his family. He pointed out the interesting aspects of all the little towns along the way to our main destinations of Otavalo, Banos and Guayaquil. He patiently took us to a park in Quito that allowed me to find a hidden treasure in the Geocaching hobby that I enjoy and he made sure that we tasted the local specialties. Since we enjoy the local markets, he took us to several, not just the main market in Otavalo, but the smaller ones in Saquisili and Latacunga. He added greatly to our adventure and made sure we had the opportunity to zip-line and ride the taribitha in Banos. Fernando was a careful driver and his vehicle was clean and well maintained.
While I understand that your services are limited to the Quito area, I appreciate greatly the fact that you located an English speaking driver for our journey to Cuenca, Ingapirca and the nearby handicraft villages. Juan, our driver/guide in Southern Ecuador, was pleasant, on time, quick to make recommendations for places for us to see, and willing to share his knowledge about the local areas and the ruins at Ingapirca.
In summary, we loved Ecuador, the people, the scenery and the experience. Your efforts contributed greatly to our successful and memorable vacation and for that, I am grateful to you. I hope our paths cross again. Please feel free to use any or all of this in your marketing efforts.
Hasta la proxima,
Linda and Taylor Boyd
Date: 24 June 2009
Posted by: Linda Boyd
Anaheim, California, USA
Quito – Otavalo – Baños – Guayaquil and Guayaquil – Cuenca – Ingapirca - Guayaquil
We were very pleased. Our driver was excellent. We will definitely recommend you.
Date: 02 June 2009
Posted by: Alvis Bynum
Quito – Mitad del Mundo – Otavalo – Quito
We had a marvelous time. The Cafe Cultura was definitely bohemian (I booked it for my teenage daughters who "loved" it). Quite frankly, it was somewhat out of our (the parents) Four Season's comfort zone but we too loved it! FYI, Cynthia was particularly helpful. The kitchen staff was dynamic and fun.
The driver, Manuel, was also terrific. The Hacienda Pinsaqui was wonderful and Hector was as described on Tripadvisor truly "the man." I wished we had stayed 2 nights.
We appreciated all upgrades! If I can offer any help in your marketing endeavor - please let me know.
Many, many thanks,
Date: 14 March 2009
Posted by: Nancy Pruett
Quito – Otavalo – Baños - Quito
Podemos confirmar que nuestro viaje a Ecuador fue un gran éxito gracias a su organización y a la presencia amigable y eficaz del señor Fausto (el chofer).
Sin duda confirmamos nuestra recomendación a amigos quien desea viajar a Ecuador.
El balance es muy positivo y la agradecemos de nuevo por su organización eficaz.
Pienso que va a recibir unos amigos y espero que nuestras observaciones sean útiles en el futuro.
Annie, Georges Buresi Danielle, Jacques Penthou
Date: 07 March 2009
Posted by: Georges Buresi
Quito – Cotopaxi – Patate – Baños – Riobamba – Cuenca – Guayaquil – Galapagos – Quito – Otavalo - Quito
Great trip, had a good visit with our friends – Edward (the driver) was wonderful, can’t recommend him enough – thanks for all the help.
Date: 26 December 2008
Posted by: Chris Smiles
Guayaquil – Baños – Quito – Otavalo – Canoa – Montañita – Guayaquil